Melbourne (Bundoora)

September 2017 ceremony dates and times

Date Day Time College School(s) Disciplines
25 SeptemberMon 3:00pm SHEEngineering & Math All disciplines
25 September Mon 3:00pm SHE Molecular Science All disciplines
25 September Mon 3:00pm SHE Life Sciences All disciplines
26 September Tue10:00am ASSC Humanities & Social Sciences All disciplines
26 SeptemberTue 10:00amASSCBusinessEntrepreneurship and Innovation, Engineering Management, Event Management, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Marketing Management, Project Management, Sport Management, Tourism and Hospitality
26 SeptemberTue 3:00pm SHEAllied Health All disciplines
26 September Tue3:00pmSHENursing & Midwifery All disciplines
26 SeptemberTue3:00pmSHEPsychology & Public HealthAll disciplines
26 SeptemberTue3:00pm SHERural HealthAll disciplines
26 SeptemberTue3:00pmSHEGeneral SHEAll disciplines
27 SeptemberWed10:00amASSCBusinessAccounting, Finance, Financial Analysis, Economics
27 SeptemberWed 3:00pmASSCLawAll disciplines
27 SeptemberWed3:00pmASSCEducationAll disciplines
27 SeptemberWed3:00pmASSCBusinessBusiness Admin, Business Information and Management Systems, Commerce, General Business, International Business, Information Technology Management

Additional guest tickets - students should refer to their email notifications for details on how to obtain additional guest tickets. Additional guest tickets are given on a first come, first served basis.

On the day of your graduation ceremony

Ceremony timetable

Morning (10am) ceremony Afternoon (3pm) ceremony Details
8.00am - 9.30am 1.00pm - 2.30pm

Register at the Gown Room for your seat number, name card and academic dress.

9.30am 2.30pm

Doors to the Hall open. Guests should arrive early for best seating options.

9.50am 2.50pm Graduands and guests must be seated by this time.
10.00am 3.00pm

The ceremony begins.

11.30am 4.30pm Academic procession and graduands leave the hall and go to the Eagle Bar and Bistro for light refreshments.

Check list for graduands

Print off the checklist below to ensure you have completed all the correct steps so your graduation runs smoothly!

Graduation checklist [221KB]

Return of academic dress

You must return your academic dress by:

  • 12:30 pm for the morning ceremony
  • 5:30 pm for the afternoon ceremony

A late return fee of $30 per day applies.

Special assistance for guests and graduands

The Union Hall and Union building is accessible. There are seats in the hall for those who require room for crutches, walking frames and floor space reserved for persons in wheelchairs or those with prams/pushers. Ushers will assist with seating.

If you or a guest requires assistance, please let us know by Asking a Question online.

    Photographers, framing, university rings and plaques

    All services are available in the main concourse of the Union Building until 15 minutes before the ceremony, and again after the ceremony.

    Any candid photographers who offer to take your photograph outdoors on graduation day have not been arranged by the University. It is recommended that if you want professional photographs taken, you should choose from the photographers listed below.

    Reed Graduations provides the following services:

    • Studio photography
    • Graduation frames/plaques
    • Graduation rings
    • Flowers
    • Graduation giftware. Graduation bears and/or other unbranded retail.

    Call within Australia: 1300 361 806
    International: +613 9798 7199

    Co-Op Bookshop supplies & sells La Trobe University branded clothing and merchandise.


    Light refreshments are provided after the ceremony, however if you would like to organise a sit down meal you may consider The Eagle Bar and Bistro. Book for lunch on graduation day by calling (+61 3) 9479 1149.

    Location and parking

    The ceremony is held in the Union Hall, La Trobe University, Kingsbury Drive, Bundoora.

    The nearest car park is Car Park 3 which will be dedicated for graduands and their guests.

    If Car Park 3 is full, Traffic Management staff will direct you to the nearest available car park.

    Maps and public transport

    View the Melbourne (Bundoora) location and maps page.

    Travelling by plane

    If you are planning to fly to Melbourne to attend the ceremony you are advised to choose Melbourne (Tullamarine) airport as your destination. Please allow sufficient time to account for flight delays/luggage issues and traffic. Please note:

    • Public Transport: There is no public transport from the airport direct to the University.You can take a bus into the city, then travel to Bundoora by bus or tram. Allow at least 3 hours travel time.
    • Taxi: Allow at least 30-45 minutes (off-peak) or 1-1.5 hours in peak hour traffic.